Mini Reviews of Humorous Books

29431095Title: Man, I Hate Cursive: Cartoons for People and Advanced Bears

Author: Jim Benton

Pub date: October 18th, 2016

My rating: ★★★★☆

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Fantastic collection of comic strips. Each of them will make you chuckle, and at the same time will make you realize that the world can be a lonely and cruel place, and some of those strips are coming from a somber place. But dealing with this sadness with those comics strips will brighten your day. I wanted to share so many of those comics strips with my friends, because they say something that I cannot say, but I feel and understand.

Two of my favourite strips (majority of the book are my favourite strips):

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The Trouble with Women by Jacky Fleming

9781449479763_bd71dTitle: The Trouble with Women

Author: Jacky Fleming

Pub Date: February 18th, 2016

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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You may have a lot of questions about women in history. The main one is probably why there were no women back in days of geniuses like Darwin or Schopenhauer. Or you may wonder why you never learned about women in school? Or if you learned about some women at school, why only about three of them? This book will answer you questions and even more!

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Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

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Title: Summer Blonde

Author: Adrian Tomine

Pub Date: June 2003

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

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I am glad that I didn’t review this book immediately after finishing it, as I usually do. I had time to think and process this book and stories presented within its pages. Summer Blonde is a collection of four short stories presented as comics. The stories are very subtle and follow certain kind of people – people that are sad, depressed, people that struggle with finding sense in life. Reading the stories gives you a voyeuristic feel. You feel like the shadow on the cover that is following someone. You are looking at someone else’s life at their most vulnerable, and you either want to help them and find closure for them, or you want to turn your head. But you cannot do either. You get to see parts of their lives, and then the story is abruptly finished. You don’t know what happens next. At first, it was very frustrating for me, but later, thinking about the stories I get this, I am willing to forgive the author for not giving the stories an ending, because I see why he did that.

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